Meggle BH improves its production process with EU help – Sarajevo Times

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Meggle BH is one of the most successful companies in the production of dairy products on the market in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Thanks to the introduction of innovative approaches to work and adherence to high production standards, a blue clover on white and blue packages of various dairy products is now a household name for quality.

The company only buys local cow’s milk from more than 1,400 of its farmers across the country. The local milk is then processed in its factories in accordance with the strict procedures of the food industry.

In 2021, with the support of the EU4AGRI project, the company further improved its production processes by purchasing a modern machine for filling and packaging fresh cheese and kaymak.

“Given the requirements of local and foreign markets, we needed to modernize the factory and expand the cheese and kaymak production capacity, this is what we did by installing the Trepko machine, secured by the EU4AGRI project”, explains Jadranka Penava, CEO of Meggle. BH.

The capacities of the old production and packaging machine for cheese and kaymak were 1,800 cups per hour, while the new one has a capacity of 3,200 to 4,100 cups of different weights for the same time interval . It also allows products to be packaged in different cup shapes, which is essential when bringing products to market.

“As a market leader in BiH, Meggle should meet market needs, improve and develop production processes, as well as constantly launch new innovative products. This investment made it all possible for us,” adds Jadranka.

The purchase of a new machine also contributed to the increase in product quality and safety of the production process, but the automation of certain steps also reduced the possibility of human error.

The high quality of the company’s products meets the strict requirements of customers from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the European Union, but also from the countries of the region. Meggle BH offers more than 150 products in its product range; its homemade milk, yogurt, kefir, sour cream, cooking cream, kaymak, buttercream and other products hold a special place in many homes.

“One of the main advantages of this machine is definitely the ability to create layered products – for example, two different products in one package in response to the needs of the modern market,” says Penava.

Behind the company’s leading position, there is dedication and a clear vision of development, continuous investment in new technologies, but also staff training. The support of the EU4AGRI project through the introduction of new technologies will certainly contribute to the development and positioning of this company in national and foreign markets, and in particular to the respect of high quality standards for products marked with a blue clover.

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